Definition of -ery in English:

-ery

Syllabification: -ery
(also -ry)

suffix

  • Forming nouns:
  • 1Denoting a class or kind: confectionery greenery
  • 2Denoting an occupation, a state, a condition, or behavior: archery bravery slavery
  • 2.1With depreciatory reference: knavery tomfoolery
  • 3Denoting a place set aside for an activity or a grouping of things, animals, etc.: orangery rookery

Origin

from French -erie, based on Latin -arius and -ator.

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